I want to start off by thanking Lomography Philippines for lending me the LomoApparat after some dramatic pleading. I don’t know about you, but it’s always exciting when Lomography announces a new product. Even with avid, long time film shooters like us who have been exposed to a wide variety of tools – dirt cheap to […]
Author Archives: Aislinn Chuahiock
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EMULSIVE Santa 2022, a gift-giver’s guide
EMULSIVE Santa is the highlight of my year! And nothing brings me unabashed joy more than when I start alerting EM around June …then July …then August ….then September about the impending swap. As I have always said, EMULSIVE Santa is really about being a part of a bigger effort to pull the entire film […]
6 Frames… Of macro-ish photos on ADOX COLOR MISSION 200 and a Nikkor OC 35mm + macro tube (EI 200 / 35mm Format / Nikon F)
I’m happy to have been able to shoot a roll of ADOX’s COLOR MISSION 200! I know rolls of this are hard to come by, and I really hope they release more of it soon. From what I understand this is a completely new color film that was resurrected by ADOX from a past R&D project. […]
EMULSIVE Santa 2021: A film photographer’s Christmas gift buyer’s guide + 3 days left to register
Hello everybody! EM and I are hoping that you’ve had a wonderful 2021 and can’t wait to steer the annual EMULSIVE Santa back into a familiar lane. True to tradition, we’re here to give you (new and old-timers) a quick, up-to-date guide on how to make the perfect EMULSIVE Santa gift.
On the set of Netflix’s Bridgerton with Barnaby Boulton and Kodak film
Netflix’s Bridgerton needs no introduction. 82 million households have already seen it, and as I write this, it’s back to being #1 in the United States. It’s been an entertaining, refreshing, and raunchy hug for many souls since Christmas 2020, and I have not encountered such passionate exaltation of a love story since my high […]
ILFORD HP5 PLUS vs Kodak Tri-X 400 at EI 1600 in the Moscow Metro with the Mamiya 7II
I highly recommend the Moscow Subway Metro. As someone who loves spending time exploring underground, this was perhaps an unexpected highlight of my 2019 trip to Russia. If you are going for a photo trip (after the obvious COVID restrictions are lifted), I highly suggest Sunday mornings between 8-10am. Weekdays will be hell as you’re […]
EMULSIVE Secret Santa 2020: Update #1
2020 is one giant anomaly. I don’t think anyone of us thought we’d be in this scenario 8 months ago, and yet here we are. In the bid to dazzle the remaining months, EM and I have agreed that cancelling the annual gift swap in favour of prints, cards, letters and the like is just […]
Tonchi & I: My film photography hero
There are friendships… and there are FRIENDSHIPS that play out like that iconic scene in Casablanca where Rick goes, “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”. And that’s how mine and Tonchi’s journey to hours and hours of cameras started. Around 11 years ago I moved to Canada. While there a […]
Staying creatively engaged: Drawing your crazy dream camera
I’ve been trying to keep my local film photography community here in the Philippines creatively engaged as we’re 3 ½ weeks into…
5 Frames… With Kentmere 400 in the HARMAN REUSABLE CAMERA (EI 400 / 35mm format)
Receiving the ILFORD newsletter about the HARMAN REUSABLE CAMERA really threw me off guard. I thought to myself, “Why hasn’t anyone thought of this???”. I’ve run FilmFolk Philippines close to five wonderful years now and there really is a hole in an emerging market such as ours. The interest in film photography amongst the youth […]
In Conversation With: Albert Roig Collell of CARMENCITA Lab
Homegrown labs today are the heart of the film photography process.
A look back at EMULSIVE Secret Santa 2017
EMULSIVE Secret Santa is simply the most wonderful time of the year.
5 Frames… With Fuji Superia 400 (EI / 35mm format / Konica Waiwai)
At first, I didn’t get the hype but I really respect Dan Ko’s opinion when he said he would buy any Konica Waiwai at the silliest price he could find.
Camera Review: Steky Spy Camera Model IIIb
I’ve had this Steky camera (2 of them actually) in my collection for a while now. I only take them out during show and tell, and always…
In Conversation With… Fernando “Bobit” Afable / Fotobaryo
Almost a year to this day, on a late January afternoon, I met with three characters who were crazy enough to have woken up one morning and collectively thought to themselves, “Hey, we think we’ll build a film lab.”
5 Frames… With Silberra PAN100 (EI 100 / 35mm format / Canon FTb)
The moment I received my Silberra film, I immediately popped the PAN100 in my Canon FTb and paired it with a 58mm f/1.2 lens.
EMULSIVE Santa 17 buyers guide
The EMULSIVE Santa 17 draw is getting close and I’m already at the mental stage of creating a possible checklist of what I would like to send my partner and where I can get it.
5 Frames… With Efke 50 (EI 50 / 35mm format / Edixa-Mat Reflex) -by Aislinn Chuahiock
Last year when my brother travelled to Vancouver, I gave him $200 to visit my favourite camera seller and told him, “Get me a camera, whatever the seller suggests, he knows me, he knows what I like.” My brother came